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Day 11: Today we spent the morning practicing our off set backing. I did much better with it. We are beginning to prepare for our tests next week. After lunch I spent the afternoon on the road with one of the instructors who will be one of two testing us next week. She told me that I would have passed the test and that I shouldn't have any problem passing the road exam next week. Now if I can just nail the backing I've got my CDL. I'm feeling pretty confident but not too over confident. I have to be humble and just take my time and do it the way they trained us. Tomorrow we will be doing mock pre trips to see how prepared we are for the real thing. I also got an approval from Stevens today. I was excited. I think I have narrowed my list from three to two, Schneider and Stevens. I'll probably decide by the end of the week or first of next week. Until tomorrow, have a good night all.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Splitter's Comment
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Day 11: Today we spent the morning practicing our off set backing. I did much better with it. We are beginning to prepare for our tests next week. After lunch I spent the afternoon on the road with one of the instructors who will be one of two testing us next week. She told me that I would have passed the test and that I shouldn't have any problem passing the road exam next week. Now if I can just nail the backing I've got my CDL. I'm feeling pretty confident but not too over confident. I have to be humble and just take my time and do it the way they trained us. Tomorrow we will be doing mock pre trips to see how prepared we are for the real thing. I also got an approval from Stevens today. I was excited. I think I have narrowed my list from three to two, Schneider and Stevens. I'll probably decide by the end of the week or first of next week. Until tomorrow, have a good night all.

Good deal! Nice progress on your part. In the alley dock, be careful of the “snake of death” trap. (If that’s the correct phrasing). Basically what happens is that you get in a bind & have to pull up. Most trainers says turn into the the problem. In the alley dock, this is suicide. I got into this back & forth slow death by pointing out.

The examiner got in the truck & showed me the correct pull up. Instead of pulling forward where the space is limited, you pull towards your starting point but instead of heading towards your set up point, you go to the upper right corner of that. Now it turns into an almost straight line until you swing into the box.

I was fortunate not to get another alley dock on my next two tries. Good luck going forward!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
JT's Comment
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Day 11: Today we spent the morning practicing our off set backing. I did much better with it. We are beginning to prepare for our tests next week. After lunch I spent the afternoon on the road with one of the instructors who will be one of two testing us next week. She told me that I would have passed the test and that I shouldn't have any problem passing the road exam next week. Now if I can just nail the backing I've got my CDL. I'm feeling pretty confident but not too over confident. I have to be humble and just take my time and do it the way they trained us. Tomorrow we will be doing mock pre trips to see how prepared we are for the real thing. I also got an approval from Stevens today. I was excited. I think I have narrowed my list from three to two, Schneider and Stevens. I'll probably decide by the end of the week or first of next week. Until tomorrow, have a good night all.

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Good deal! Nice progress on your part. In the alley dock, be careful of the “snake of death” trap. (If that’s the correct phrasing). Basically what happens is that you get in a bind & have to pull up. Most trainers says turn into the the problem. In the alley dock, this is suicide. I got into this back & forth slow death by pointing out.

The examiner got in the truck & showed me the correct pull up. Instead of pulling forward where the space is limited, you pull towards your starting point but instead of heading towards your set up point, you go to the upper right corner of that. Now it turns into an almost straight line until you swing into the box.

I was fortunate not to get another alley dock on my next two tries. Good luck going forward!!

Thanks Splitter. I know what you mean. I have been caught in that back and forth slow death more than once.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
JT's Comment
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Day 12: Today we did our "mock" pre trip inspections so the instructors could gauge where we're at in preparation for next week. Starting Monday we begin testing. Pre trip, backing, and road test. I passed my pre trip so I shouldn't have any problem with that next week. I'm confident everything will go well. I just need to take my time and not get in a rush. We're off now till Monday. I hope I'm one of the first ones so I can hopefully get it over with and pass everything.

Splitter's Comment
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Day 12: Today we did our "mock" pre trip inspections so the instructors could gauge where we're at in preparation for next week. Starting Monday we begin testing. Pre trip, backing, and road test. I passed my pre trip so I shouldn't have any problem with that next week. I'm confident everything will go well. I just need to take my time and not get in a rush. We're off now till Monday. I hope I'm one of the first ones so I can hopefully get it over with and pass everything.

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JT's Comment
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Day 12: Today we did our "mock" pre trip inspections so the instructors could gauge where we're at in preparation for next week. Starting Monday we begin testing. Pre trip, backing, and road test. I passed my pre trip so I shouldn't have any problem with that next week. I'm confident everything will go well. I just need to take my time and not get in a rush. We're off now till Monday. I hope I'm one of the first ones so I can hopefully get it over with and pass everything.

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Thanks Splitter. Tomorrow's the day. Hopefully I'll get it done tomorrow and won't have to wait till Tuesday. I'm ready to get this finished.

JT's Comment
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Day 13: Today was test day. I PAAAAAASSSSSSED!!!!!!!! dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

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Congrats!!

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Way to go JT!!! Congrats

Splitter's Comment
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Fantastic!! Congratulations!!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

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